Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Drugs Don't Care

Been a busy week...everyone is obsessed with the latest media shocker. Still. Tried really hard to keep my mouth shut on this one. This is supposed to be about the Good Stuff. Sometimes stuff happens. Bad stuff happens to good people and we have no answers. Good, sweet boys sign up and defend our country and pay with their lives. EVERYDAY. Good boys. Our boys and GIRLS. They choose to do the right thing and sign up and go to war so we can all live our lives. Maybe if they are lucky they will get to ride in a parade. Usually after they are severely injured. And only if they are special. Sometimes we even join together and build them a home and that is great. Rarely, though do we fly flags at half mast in THEIR honor. Too many boys and girls, too many flags. Heard the flags in New Jersey flew at half mast this week...not for a fallen soldier though. Rumor has it flags flew at half mast to honor someone that was born with a God given TALENT. Someone really special. She had an entire Baptist Church Congregation and loving family supporting her. AND apparently - the whole frickin world. AND that was not enough. She didn't go to war. She didn't risk her life for others. She risked her life to get high. She wasted her amazing voice - her gift from God - over and over for drugs. Tragedy? Yes. Big surprise? I don't think so. Flags at HALF MAST? I don't think so. Gave her life? No, she wasted her life. Did heaven get another angel to sing in the choir? No. Heaven got another drug addict to sing in the choir. Sad? Most definitely. Save the flags for our children that go to war. Drugs don't care.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New in the Diet World

I've already confessed to being newly addicted to Pinterest and you can follow me there too - for some reason my little attempt to add a link is not working. Shocker. Really hate being computer illiterate. Need to do something about that. Anyway, back to New Diet News. I just came out of my Pinterest Coma and realized that not only had hours gone by, darkness fallen, dogs done God know what only God knows where...I had actually missed lunch and dinner and OMG HAPPY HOUR!!! All thanks to being on Pinterest and okay, trying to figure out how to PIN stuff to Pinterest which is different from just repinning all the cool stuff someone else pins first. I got cool stuff and ideas...just can't figure out how to make that pin it button work. That is how hours went by after I spent hours repinning all kinds of fun stuff.

So, here I sit, full of great ideas for all kinds of stuff to make my life richer and fuller and prettier. But, kinda hungry and definitely thirsty. Not to worry, thirst is being quenched. Mama got her priorities right. Hubs is playing tennis and Boy Child is slingin Pizzas for Dominoes. Hear the quiet??? Ahhh....

Back to new diet idea!!! The Pinterest Diet. Very simple really. Only one rule - NO EATING FOOD WHILE IN A PINTEREST COMA...which is the time that disappears when you take just a minute, you don't really have, to just check out one little thing on Pinterest. Right....three hours later - Pinterest Coma!! I figure if you are not eating while you are on Pinterest well, that is hours of your day you would normally be stuffing your face. So you can read and see great recipe ideas while you are on Pinterest - you just can't be eating any of them at the same time. Now...this might not seem fair but if it happens to be HAPPY HOUR somewhere then I think wine is allowed. Is this an awesome diet or what?? And every hour is happier with wine, don't ya think? Well, it's my diet and I do!! Now give me some push ups or jumping jacks or anything to make it look official. All the good diets include exercise tips. Here's mine. If you are drinking white wine, pour smaller glasses. Not only will it stay cold and crisp longer you will get exercise walking back and forth to fridge - make that lunging your way back to fridge. Do a couple of squats putting bottle back in fridge. If you prefer red wine follow same steps to counter and add squats there.

Also check out my two new additions to the blog - the search box - I am sooo excited about this!! You can check out things I've blogged about that you may have missed or can't remember ...for instance - type in liquid diet in the search box and you should find all the details for that very successful diet blogged about earlier. Or if you are worried about Wine Flu, which seems to be in season year round...you can actually Google - Latest Flu Alert pnn.com and you can read all about it there...Also, if you want to receive my blog to your email you can sign up for that on the email box...How cool is all that? And since I are computer stupid you can go to the blog's facebook page for pics, as I blog and want to share proof in picture form, as needed. Find it at thegoodstuffrocks on FB.

In closing, remember to love your body - God made us all and loves us all - wobbly bits an all...diet responsibly...

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I was all set to blog about aging and women and Demi's trainwreck....I even tried to leave Demi out of it. Turning 50 is enough to send most of us into a tailspin...I can't imagine the problems of living in the eye of the media in Hollywood. Of course, I am fascinated by it and read all the latest and watch the tabloid shows. I am not throwing stones. I feed that machine. And, I go to the movies, watch the tv shows and in my own small way support their livelihood. That does not give me the right to judge or think I know what they are really going through. So I stored my earlier blog.

After a nice dinner out with my hubbs I came home and discovered on my Yahoo news feed that someone was messing with Ellen. Shit is about to hit the fan. Not that she needs my support - she is going to get it anyway. LEAVE ELLEN ALONE!! If you happen to be a homophobic freak hiding behind the Bible and Family values - think again. You are nothing but a bully. Calling yourselves 100 million MOMS is first of all an insult to the rest of us moms. Most of us are trying to raise children that are kind and accepting of others. Not slushy throwing brats afraid of anyone that happens to be different. Different is not a disease. I like boys - Ellen likes girls - we are both wonderful people - what is your problem with that? Life would be so simple if everyone could just agree on that. Right? Old, fat, gay, young, skinny, smart, funny....we are all just people. God made and loves us all. AMEN. Can we just leave it at that? If Jesus loved the sinners and the lepers - what part of being a "Christian" are you missing? Seriously, YOU are trying to get JC Penney to fire Ellen? Because she loves someone? Wow. It is really that simple. She loves someone that happens to be another woman. Why does that threaten you? She does her best everyday to make us smile. She is funny and smart and she helps so many people everyday, not because she is famous and can. But, because she wants to. I am angry for her that you chose to attack her, but I am more sorry for you, that you believe you should. As a mom, I will pray for you tonight. Because I believe MY GOD made us all. I believe he loves me, Ellen & you. I believe he wants us all to love one another. I respect Ellen and all the things she stands for. She brings so much good into the world. I will become a first time shopper at JCP because of her. And I will pray for you and your children. That you might learn to love those that are different and wonderful in their own way.